Chris Dubuque of the Northwest Citroën Owners Club has done some serious research about the history of Citroën in the Oregon and Washington state areas, and with the help of Greg Long, has recently completed an incredibly detailed history of Citroën in British Columbia. You can find all three history articles here. They are all well worth the read!
We particularly like that Chris and Greg unearthed a classified ad from the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1966 that listed a 1934 Citroën Roadster for sale.
As they say; “Perhaps it’s the long lost 22CV V8 version that went missing after the Paris Salon in 1934? In any case, a first-year roadster is a very rare beast indeed. Wonder where it went? Anyone have any clues?” The late Red Dellinger (known for tracking down and purchasing the Madame Michelin Traction Avant 15-6 cabriolet) was convinced an elusive 22CV V8 cabriolet had been shipped to the west coast prior to WWII. Now the holy grail of the Citroën world, if one could ever be found, this could have been it. Imagine if it is still sitting in a garage somewhere in the lower mainland of British Columbia!